Video Blog!

Welcome to our newest feature, The Last Resort Recovery, Video Blog!   We intend to increase our video production into a teaching series on topics of recovery, life, relationships, mentorship, Spirituality and much, much, more.  We will slowly be adding video’s to our Blog pages.  We will post our videos on and a video Blogging … Read more

The Recovery Journey, Martine Brennan

To paraphrase the song it is a “long and winding road”. Sometimes we are on the highway/motorway, the traffic is moving fast and freely on both sides. The destinations are clearly signposted and the journey passes quickly. Other times, we are on country roads. There are few signposts and we don’t even have a map! … Read more

The Choice; Respond or React

“The last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”   Viktor Frankl I am re-reading “Man’s Search for Meaning”, by Victor Frankl.  If you are not familiar with Victor Frankl, he was imprisoned by the Nazi’s in World War 2.  He lost his … Read more

Facing It!

“Facing it — always facing it — that’s the way to get through. Face it!” – Joseph Conrad There has been quite a bit of press in the addiction world about the need for the treatment protocol of total abstinence.  Recently an article in the LA Times idicated, “You can cut back on alcohol”.   Citing: … Read more


“A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions.  His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.”  — Orison Swett Marden Throughout my life I considered myself a victim, a victim of life!  I always had an excuse for everything that went wrong.  … Read more

Thanksgiving in the USA

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  John F. Kennedy For those of you in the States, Happy Thanksgiving.  For all of us of the world as the USA celebrates and gives thanks it is a good time to … Read more

Beyond Comprehension

“In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.” – John Ruskin Put another way, Tony Robbins states that “Success leaves clues”.  It is not about being a chameleon it is simply … Read more

Giving with Joy?

“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.” – Kahlil Gibran My friend Jason of “Social Networking for Spiritual People” recently asked: Are we as human beings truly capable of unconditional love or are there often strings attached that even the most spiritual among us can’t avoid? I believe … Read more


“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” – Mother Teresa Joy is more than simple happiness.  It lies within the Heart!  It is not the emotion of being happy.  It is the deep down underlying experience of the Soul.  The knowledge that all is well within my soul, it is … Read more